HUNDREDS of people turned out to enjoy Buckley Jubilee despite gloomy weather conditions.

The 163rd annual event, organised by 11 churches in the town and the surrounding areas, took place on Tuesday.

Each of the participating churches will held an individual service before the congregations made their way to Buckley Common for a service led by Rev Martin Batchelor.

Video and images by Steve Craddock

Following the service, residents and visitors lined the streets to see the procession march from Buckley Common up through the town centre.

As well as being having a police escort, those marching were accompanied by Royal Buckley Town Band and the Cambria Band.

Onlookers told the Leader of their delight at seeing the event.

Elaine Lamble, of Buckley, said: "It was absolutely lovely, we haven't been for a few years but we come with the grandchildren when we can.

"It's a shame it rained but lots of people still came to see it."

Her husband John Lamble added: "The rain never stops the people of Buckley - they still turn out to support it. "It is a big thing for them. Even some people who have moved away still come back for it every year."

Gemma Buckley, who lives in the town, said: "I really enjoyed it.

"It's a shame the weather wasn't great, but the Jubilee was really good.

"It's nice to see people come together for it."

Ceri Williams, also of Buckley, said: "I've been every year for the last 55 years and it's lovely.

"There are quite a few people considering the conditions."

As part of the event, a funfair with rides and a variety of stalls was also set up on Buckley Common.

While marching through the town, the procession also made charity collections for Blue Sky.